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Nau Mai, Haere Mai

He rōpū whakaari Māori a

Taki Rua ki Pōneke kua horapa ki te motu whānui. 

Ko tā mātou he tuku, he tono, he whakawhanake hoki i ngā whakaaritanga mā roto i te tirohanga Māori, he tautoko hoki i ngā mahi o te ao whakaari whānui.

Taki Rua Productions is a national, kaupapa Māori performing arts organisation based in Pōneke.

We produce, commission and develop theatre works through a distinctively Māori lens, while advocating for the wider industry.

2024 Programme

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Taki Rua presents the FNZ national tour of

Hatupatu | Kurungaituku : A Forbidden Love.

A story of survival and love between the young Te Arawa warrior Hatupatu and the unique bird woman that is Kurungaituku.


Combining breathtaking aerials, kapa haka and an immersive multi-media performance environment, the predominantly standing audience will experience the bird realm of Rotorua fly over their heads.

National Tour Locations and Dates

Wellington: Tuesday 20th February - Saturday 24th February 

Auckland: Wednesday 28th February - Saturday 2nd March

Christchurch: Thursday 7th March - Sunday 10th March 

Rotorua: Thursday 14th March - Sunday 17th March

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Te Reo Māori Season


Te Aka Tawhito is a story about the challenges our youth face. The challenge of realising your dreams and achieving them and the challenge of believing in yourself.

Poster Illustration Jacob Wilkins-Hodges


Performed in te reo Māori, Te Aka Tawhito will be touring around the motu throughout term 3.


If you are based in the highlighted areas on our map please email for an expressions of interest booking form.

Poster Illustration Jacob Wilkins-Hodges

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Tawhio Te Reo Tākārakihi

Te Kuia me te Pūngāwerewere is returning!


After a successful 2023 tour, we are bringing it back to continue to delight tamariki. The show is based on the children’s book by Patricia Grace and illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa. Performed completely in te reo Māori, Te Kuia me te Pūngāwerewere is the untold story of the Kuia and her relationship with Pūpai the spider. While in the midst of their daily bickering, Kuia and Pūpai are suddenly transported from their Paekākāriki home into the world of spiders. There, they must work together to save Spider World from suburban sprawl.

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